Caracas Local Customs

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  • 1. Cultural Tips

    Allow me to quote myself (hhhaHAHhahahaAh) in Spanish: "Ha quedado ampliamente demostrado que para ser Presidente de Venezuela lo único que se necesita tener son signos vitales". That is...it has been...

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  • 2. Old Caracas (Centro)

    Native house of the Liberator Located between the corners of San Jacinto and Traposos, it is the place where the 24 of June of 1783 were born Simón Antonio of the Santísima Trinidad Bolivar Palacios...

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  • 3. A GREEN SHELTER CLOSE TO CARACAS DOWNTOWN

    Los Caobos is a very interesting green area close to the city centre of Caracas. I like to walk in the mornings (this is the safes ttime to enjoy the park...do...

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  • 4. NEW CURRENCY IN 2008!!!

    Your attention please... (and if you dont know math, take a BIG breath):Since January 1rst, 2008, we are moving gradually from (old) Bolívares -bills and coins-...

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  • 5. All about the Benjamins

    Before I left, I had heard people say take American dollars, because the black market will exchange them at a much better rate than the official at the airport,...

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  • 6. THE VENEZUELAN FLAG

    It might look like some other Latinamerican flags that have the same colours due to historical reasons. But OUR flag is:yellow, blue and red; and is the only...

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  • 7. Polar Ice

    In Venezuela you will see advertismens for "POLAR" beer, everywhere. Now I'm not usually too much of a beer fan, but polar ice is the perfect beer for this kind...

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  • 8. Heavy breakfast

    A lot of Venezuelans start the day with a strong meal. When you're used to having a small bowl of cereal or just a cup of coffee in the morning, this can be...

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  • 9. Venezuelan dish

    One of the traditional Venezulean dishes is "Pabellon". It coonsists of black beans, fried platanos (sort of banana), rice and teared up beef cooked in a saus,...

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  • 10. Caracas or Caraca

    It may seem they say Caraca instead of Caracas. But VTer Kelly disagrees. She say it is indeed Caracas but with a very short and soft 's'. This is just a bit of...

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  • 11. Venezuelan folks

    Like other Latin American countries, Venezuelans are also very warm and friendly but its difficult to talk to them if you dont speak Spanish. The taxi I was...

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  • 12. Mourning

    When you are in a grief situation, because somebody died, the proper thing to do, when you go to the funeral and cementery is to dress in black, black and...

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  • 13. Tiping the porters at the airport

    One dollar per bag. Right now, February 2005, that would be 1950 (lets make it 2000) bolívares per bag. You can pay them in bolívares, but you can also give...

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  • 14. Being ridiculous

    That is something that a venezuelan doest likes to be. Oh no. In this country people love to be open and fun and chatty and sparkly and social, but not...

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  • 15. Kissing...kissing...

    We venezuelan kiss on the cheek. A lot. Everybody. All the time. For example, besides kissing my mom, family and my he/she friends, Ive always kissed my...

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  • 16. No ACRONYMS nor ABBREVIATIONS, please!!!

    Please... por favor... if you are planning to write in English to a venezuelan, please undestand that is very difficult for us to follow your acronyms or...

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  • 17. BAILOTERAPIA

    Baile = dance. Terapia = therapy. Bailoterapia = dance therapy.In Venezuela we love to dance no matter what: from caribbean rythms such as salsa, mambo, rumba,...

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  • 18. "Oh, Xmas tree, oh Xmas tree, of tree of..."

    I'm NOT dreaming of a white Xmas... How could I?!?!?! It's imposible; I'm realistic... In Caracas you cant!!! It's sooo sunny here!!!Now... about the Xmas...

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  • 19. Christmas wreaths are "Coronas de Navidad"

    That is another forein tradition that were were more than happy to incorporate to our Xmas celebrations since the last century.Not everyone has one on the main...

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  • 20. Baby Jesus: "El Niño Jesús"

    Forget Santa, the reindeers and Rudolph. We venezuelans, who are so open to forein Xmas traditions and characters, dont believe in Santa Claus. Probably because...

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  • 21. "El Nacimiento" (The Nativity)

    Although we are open to any kind of forein Xmas traditition and celebration: xmas trees, carrolls in English, german breads, italian pandoro and pannettone,...

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  • 22. Ponchecrema: OUR MERRY CHRISTMAS DRINK!!!

    "Ponche crema" (also written "ponchecrema") is a typical venezuelan drink, specially for Christmas. You can get it all year long in liquors stores or...

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  • 23. GREAT HUGGERS!!!

    Yes, we venezuelan are great huggers. We are not shy about kissing and hugging (friends we have had of ever, or even people that we have recently met).Now, men...

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  • 24. Venezuela's National Anthem

    Is called: ¡Gloria al bravo pueblo! (Glory to the brave people!).Lyrics by Vicente Salias; music by Juan José Landaeta.President Antonio Guzmán Blanco declared...

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  • 25. NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS OF VENEZUELA

    In Spanish is simply called "escudo", which means "shield".El Escudo Nacional. But I checked my dictionary and it said: heraldry, an escutcheon, coat of arms....

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